Criminal Justice Ph.D. Program Student Research and Scholarship

Spring 2017

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  • Students Admitted to Doctoral Candidacy

    James Albrecht
    Dissertation Title: “Examining Citizen Perceptions of Public Safety, Trust in Police, Police Misconduct, and the Potential for Police Reform within Ukraine During a Time of Inter-Ethnic Conflict”

    Kristen Elink-Schuurman-Laura
    Dissertation Title: “The Impact of Forensic Databases on the Criminal Justice System”

    Alexis Hayton
    Dissertation Title: “Understanding Factors that Impact Cyberbullying Offending and Victimization”

    John Hitzeman
    Dissertation Title: “A Social Network Analysis Approach to Identifying Predictors of Promotion Within the Chinese Communist Party”

    Peter Massey
    Dissertation Title: “The Perception of the CSI Effect and its Possible Changes on Evidence Examinations Requested of the Connecticut Department of Public Safety and Scientific Services Forensic Laboratory”

    Joshua Regan
    Dissertation Title: “The Maritime Piracy Index”

    Melissa Smith-Inglis
    Dissertation Title: “A Closer Examination of Key Determinants of Violent Victimization and Violent Behavior in Prison: Is Prison Violence Triggered by Deprivation or Importation?”

  • Recent Publications

    Albrecht, J. F. (2015). “Analyzing the Application of the ‘Left Realism’ and ‘Right Realism’ Theories of Justice to American and Pakistani Policing Strategies.” Pakistan Journal of Social Development and Social Policy.

    Wolf, R., Albrecht, J. F., & Dobrin, A. (2015). “Reserve Policing in the United States: Citizens Volunteering for Public Service.” Police Chief.

    Albrecht, J. F., (2016). “But my Parents told me the Police were the Good Guys.” Police Forum.

    Albrecht, J. F., (2016). “Public and Police Corruption in Eastern Europe.” In Public Corruption: Regional and National Perspectives on Procurement Fraud, edited by Petter Gottschalk and Perry Stanislas. Taylor and Francis/CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida.

    Albrecht, J. F., (2017). Police Reserves and Volunteers: Enhancing Organizational Effectiveness and Public Trust edited by James F. Albrecht. Taylor and Francis/CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida.

    Kringen, J.A., Sedelmaier, C.M., & Elink-Schuurman-Laura, K. D.(2017). “Assessing the relevance of statistics and crime analysis courses for working crime analysts.” Journal of Criminal Justice Education.

    Inglis, M. A. & Tully, T. A.(2017). “Elderly Prison Inmates: Specifying Priorities for Care and Staff Training.” EBP Quarterly.

    Regan, J. M.(2017). “Select Terrorism Theories.” In T. Morris & M. Hadji-Janev, Countering Terrorism in South East-ern Europe (pp. 74-81). NATO Science for Peace and Security Series, vol. 131. Amsterdam, Netherlands: IOS Press BV.

    Tully, T. A. & Smith-Inglis, M. A.(2015). “Officer perceptions of crisis intervention team training effectiveness The Police Journal: Theory, Practice, and Principles.

  • Recent Conference Presentations

    Albrecht, J. F. (2015). “Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving (COPPS): A Strategy for Effective Crime Control and Enhanced Agency Performance” and “Community Policing in the Saudi Aramco Protective Services.” International Association of Chiefs of Police International Police Education and Training Program.

    Albrecht, J. F. (2015). “Evaluating the Relationship of College Education and other Pre-Employment Qualification Requirements to Police Performance” and “Training and Policy Recommendations: Analyzing Critical Issues in Police Use of Force.” IMPACT presentation and panel moderator at Annual Conference of the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

    Albrecht, J. F. (2015). “Gender Mainstreaming, Rule of Law, and Criminal Justice Administration: International Perspectives - Policy Recommendations for CJ Leaders.” Presented with Dr. Diana Bruns at the Annual Conference of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

    Albrecht, J. F. (2015). “Volunteer Policing from Coast to Coast: Comparing the NYPD and LAPD Models.” Presented at the Annual Conference of the National Sheriff’s Association

    Albrecht, J. F. (2016). “Enhancing Community Collaboration Through the Use of Volunteers in Policing.” Presented at the Annual Conference of the International Police Executive Symposium.

    Albrecht, J. F. (2017). “Identifying Criminological Explanations for Police Corruption, Brutality and Misconduct: Policy Implications for Enhanced Police Professionalism.” Presented at the Annual Conference of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

    Albrecht, J. F. (2017). “Developing Sociological Explanations for Police Corruption, Brutality and Misconduct: Practical Recommendations for Enhanced Police Professionalism,” Presented at the Annual Conference of the American Association of Behavioral and Social Science.

    Elink-Schuurman-Laura, K. D. (2015). “Impact of Forensic Evidence Databases on the Criminal Justice Process.” Presented at American Society of Criminology conference with Schroeder, D.

    Elink-Schuurman-Laura, K. D. (2015). “The Use of Big Data in Criminal Justice.” Poster presented at American Society of Criminology conference with Kringen, J. A.

    Elink-Schuurman-Laura, K. D. (2016). “Impact of CODIS on Criminal Justice Outcomes.” Presented at American Society of Criminology conference with Schroeder, D.

    Elink-Schuurman-Laura, K. D. (2016). “A Look at the National Integrated Ballistics Information Network.” Presented at Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences conference with Schroeder, D.

    Elink-Schuurman-Laura, K. D. (2016). “Residents’ Perceptions About Crime and Disorder.” Presented at Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences conference with Hayton, A. & Kringen, J. A.

    Giarrusso, S. (2015). “Forensic Evidence: Which Technology is the Most Beneficial to the Investigative Process?” Presented at American Society of Criminology conference.

    Giarrusso, S. (2016). “Discussing the Status of Juvenile Justice Education through Course Offerings and Concentrations.” Presented at Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

    Jeffries, S. R. (2015). “Defining and Disaggregating Child Abuse and Neglect in the Household.” Presented at American Society of Criminology conference.

    Jeffries, S. R. (2015). “How Changes in School Accountability Laws Impact Juvenile Delinquency.” Presented at American Society of Criminology conference.

    Jeffries, S. R. (2016). “Girls’ Justice: A Peer to Peer Learning with Connecticut.” Presented at New York State Judicial Institute.

    Jeffries, S. R. (2017). “Rape as a Weapon of War: An Unrelenting Epidemic.” Presented at Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences conference.

    Patino, J. (2015). “Earning by Other Means: An Examination of Kidnapping and Functional Displacement in Antioquia, Colombia.” Presented at American Society of Criminology conference.

    Patino, J. (2016). “The Mediating Effect of Peace Talks on Hostage Taking Incidents in Colombia.” Presented at American Society of Criminology conference.

    Regan, J. M. (2015). “The Piracy Terrorism Paradigm: An Interlinking Relationship.” Presented at Society for Terrorism Research, Birmingham, United Kingdom.

    Regan, J. M. (2016). “Contemporary Maritime Piracy: A Model for the Past, Present, and Future.” Presented at Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences conference.

    Regan, J. M. (2016). “CTheories of Crime, Aggression, and Terrorism.” Presented at NATO Advanced Training Course on Terrorism in South East Europe, Macedonia.

    Regan, J. M. (2016). “Towards Cognitive Immunization of Potential Criminals against Cyberterrorism.” Presented at Annual Symposium on Information Assurance.

    Siller, S. H. (2015). “Sex Offender Identification.” Presented at Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences conference.

    Smith-Inglis M.A. (2016). “Overlap and Sequencing of Victimization and Offending in Prisons.” Presented at American Society of Criminology conference.